WestJet Rewards

It's simple and free to join. Just create a WestJet Rewards account and you'll be a member. Please note that you will be automatically enrolled in WestJet Rewards if you apply, and are approved for, a WestJet RBC MasterCard or WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard.

All communication about the program and your account will be sent to you via email. To update your email address and communication preferences, please sign in to your account and use the Account info section to update your information.

Yes. You may enrol on behalf of your children, as long as a valid email address belonging to a parent of the child is provided at the time of enrolment.

Yes. You can add your WestJet Rewards ID to your flight during the self-serve check-in process. Alternatively, you may call us at 1-888-937-8538 (1-888-WESTJET).

No. You must be enrolled in WestJet Rewards at the time of the departure.

Earning WestJet dollars

To earn WestJet dollars, you will need to join the program and provide your WestJet Rewards ID when you book WestJet flights, WestJet Vacations packages, or book car rentals and hotels online at westjet.com. For full details, including earning rates, click here.

WestJet dollars will appear in your account within 30 days of completion of travel.

Annual qualifying flight spend is the amount spent on published base fares for WestJet-marketed flights flown during a 12-month period, known as your qualifying year. WestJet Vacations spend, partner-marketed flights, partner bookings made on westjet.com, taxes, fees, charges and any portion of the base fare paid with WestJet dollars are excluded from annual qualifying flight spend

Your qualifying year is a 12-month period based on your date of enrolment. Your first qualifying year begins on the date that you enrol and ends on the last day of the month, one year from the date that you enrolled. For example, if you enrol on November 15, 2014, your first qualifying year will be November 15, 2014 to November 30, 2015. Each subsequent qualifying year will then be a 12-month period, i.e., December 1 to November 30.

Annual qualifying flight spend is based on the dates your flights are flown. For example, if your qualifying year is the 12-month period of December 1 to November 30, your qualifying flight spend will be tracked based on flights flown during that period.

When booking a flight on westjet.com select 'Sign in' located at the top of the page and sign into your WestJet Rewards account using your 9-digit WestJet Rewards ID or email address and password, then select 'Book a flight'. With this one quick extra step our system will auto-populate your guest details, including your WestJet Rewards ID, into the booking. If you have not signed in, you will need to manually add your WestJet Rewards ID to the member number field to earn WestJet dollars once your flight has been flown. When booking a WestJet Vacations package, enter your 9-digit WestJet Rewards ID in the member number field, found on the Payment screen.

One WestJet dollar is equivalent to one Canadian dollar towards travel with WestJet. You can use WestJet dollars towards the payment of a WestJet-marketed flight or a WestJet Vacations package (excluding taxes, fees and charges) just as you would with Canadian dollars. A minimum of 50 WestJet dollars is required to redeem.

A WestJet-marketed flight is any flight that has a WS carrier code preceding the flight number (eg. WS 656, WS 3109, WS 5010). The flight may be operated by WestJet, WestJet Encore or a partner airline. Regardless of which carrier operates it, if the flight number starts with WS you are eligible to earn WestJet dollars on that flight.

WestJet dollars that are earned but not used during your qualifying year will be banked into your WestJet dollars account for future use. These dollars expire after a period of five (5) years. The expiry date is set to coincide with the end date of your qualifying year. For example, if you earned WestJet dollars in your qualifying year of November 1, 2014 – October 31, 2015, those WestJet dollars will expire on October 31, 2020. You can choose to extend the expiration date of your WestJet dollars for one year for a fee of $50-$57.50. WestJet dollars awarded in connection with a contest or promotion may have expiry dates that vary from the above. Any such information will be specified as part of the contest or promotion rules.

On the first $1,499 in qualifying flight spend during your qualifying year, you will earn WestJet dollars at a rate of 1 per cent back on WestJet flights and 0.5 per cent back on WestJet Vacations packages.

Once you reach $1,500 in qualifying flight spend, you will start to earn at a rate of 3 per cent back on WestJet flights and 1 per cent back on WestJet Vacation packages, and will also receive your first milestone award of 35 WestJet dollars.

At $4,000 in qualifying flight spend, your earn rate on WestJet flights will increase to 5 per cent for the rest of your qualifying year, and you will receive your second milestone award of a companion flight anywhere we fly in Canada. At the same time your tier will also be upgraded to Silver and you'll receive a great set of flight benefits, including four airport lounge vouchers, four advance seat selection vouchers and your first checked bag free.

At $6,000 in qualifying flight spend, you'll receive another milestone award, this time a companion flight anywhere we fly in North America, the Caribbean, Central America or Europe. Your tier will be upgraded to Gold and you'll receive Gold flight benefits, which includes ten airport lounge vouchers, four advance seat selection vouchers, your first and second checked bags free, as well as no fee for same-day flight changes at check-in, priority security screening (at select airports) and advance boarding.

Additional milestone awards of companion flights anywhere we fly are awarded for qualifying flight spend above $6,000 in your qualifying year, including one at $10,000 and each $5,000 in flight spend thereafter.

More information on WestJet Rewards tiers, including a list of frequently asked questions specific to tiers, can be found here. For details on each of the milestone awards and flight benefits, click here.

 

Yes. WestJet makes it easy for you to earn WestJet dollars on your flights and vacation packages, regardless of how you book. You can earn WestJet dollars on new reservations made on our website at westjet.com or by calling us at 1-888-937-8538 (1-888-WESTJET). You can also earn WestJet dollars on reservations made by a travel agent. Some fare restrictions apply; please see published fares mentioned below.

A published fare is one that is publicly available at westjet.com or given by calling us. The vast majority of fares are eligible. Certain fares, such as unpublished contracted fares made available to online travel agencies, for example, may not be eligible for earning.

No. You are eligible to earn WestJet dollars as long as your 9-digit WestJet Rewards ID (also known as your Frequent Flyer Number) has been added to your booking prior to departure. This includes bookings made through a travel agent or through a Global Distribution System (GDS). As long as you are purchasing a published fare that is also available through WestJet's channels, you will earn WestJet dollars. You will not earn WestJet dollars on unpublished fares (ie. contracted fares not publicly available at westjet.com).

It's simple. Just add your 9-digit WestJet Rewards ID to the member number field when booking a WestJet Vacations package on westjet.com, or provide it to a vacations specialist or travel agent to add to your booking. WestJet Vacations spend will be awarded to your account at the rate of 0.5 per cent of your individual portion of the eligible spend of the package (or 1 per cent if you've reached $1,500 in annual qualifying spend on WestJet flights in your current qualifying year). Eligible spend on a WestJet Vacations package includes base airfare, hotel, attractions, transfers and/or meal plans, but excludes all taxes, fees and other charges. WestJet dollars are not awarded on WestJet Vacations group bookings.

Effective for bookings made on or after July 29, 2014, each member on the booking may earn WestJet dollars on their individual portion of the eligible spend of the package. For WestJet Vacations package bookings made prior to July 29, 2014, WestJet dollars will be awarded to the account of the member who booked the vacation (the primary traveller) based on the total eligible spend of the package. The eligible spend for bookings made prior to July 29, 2014 cannot be divided between multiple WestJet Rewards members.

No. WestJet Rewards is an individual traveller program. Eligible spend will only be applied to the account belonging to the person whose name and WestJet Rewards ID matches those appearing on the booking. This also applies for bookings made for children. To earn WestJet dollars, each individual traveller must join WestJet Rewards and have their own WestJet Rewards ID.

Yes. WestJet dollars can also be earned through the WestJet RBC® MasterCard‡. This is a great way for anyone to earn WestJet dollars, regardless of how often they fly with WestJet. If you are a WestJet Rewards member, you can accelerate your earning through everyday spending on the WestJet RBC MasterCard. For more information visit westjet.com/creditcard. Additionally, you can also earn WestJet dollars on car rentals, hotel stays and travel insurance, as well as through our partner airlines. For more information visit our partners.

Yes. You are eligible to receive credit as long as you were a member at the time the flight was flown and you submit the request within 12 months of your flight date. All missing rewards requests must be submitted using the online form available when you sign into your account. When submitting the form please be sure to complete all fields, including the airline ticket number. Please allow up to 30 days for processing. It is highly recommended that you keep your boarding passes, as they are the best source for the information you'll need to submit a missing rewards request.

Yes. As WestJet continues to expand its interline and code-share partnerships, reciprocal frequent flyer agreements with select airlines will be introduced. These partnerships give WestJet Rewards members greater opportunity to earn WestJet dollars, particularly on routes that WestJet does not operate. To view our current airline partners, along with details on how to earn WestJet dollars, please see Our partners.

No. Only flights marketed by WestJet are eligible. Partner-marketed flights do not count towards your annual qualifying flight spend, however, they provide you with a great way to add more WestJet dollars to your account, particularly when your travel plans take you outside WestJet's network. WestJet dollars awarded on partner-marketed flights are based on distance flown, instead of amount spent, plus class of services bonuses, when applicable. To learn more about earning WestJet dollars with our airline partners, please see Our partners.

Yes. If you are a member of the RBC Rewards program or are an eligible RBC banking account holder who earns RBC Rewards points you can convert your points to WestJet dollars. Visit rbcrewards.com to learn more.

Earning WestJet dollars with a WestJet RBC MasterCard

WestJet offers two credit card options for earning WestJet dollars: the WestJet RBC® MasterCard‡ and the WestJet RBC® World Elite MasterCard‡. Both card options give cardholders the opportunity to earn WestJet dollars on everyday purchases and use them towards the future purchase of a WestJet flight or WestJet Vacations package. WestJet dollars earned on credit card spend are in addition to any WestJet dollars earned through flying with WestJet

You earn WestJet dollars with both cards. The difference is that with the WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard you earn WestJet dollars faster - 1.5 per cent back in WestJet dollars on everyday purchases and 2 per cent back in WestJet dollars on WestJet flights or WestJet Vacations packages when you pay with your credit card. Plus, as the primary cardholder, you receive a higher welcome bonus, an annual round-trip companion voucher eligible for anywhere WestJet flies starting from $99 (plus taxes, fees and charges), your first checked bag free (for you and up to eight additional guests on the same reservation), enhanced travel insurance coverage including Out of Province/Country Emergency Medical and automatic access to MasterCard Experiences and Offers.

With the WestJet RBC MasterCard, you earn 1 per cent back in WestJet dollars on everyday purchases and 1.5 per cent back in WestJet dollars on WestJet flights or WestJet Vacations packages when you pay with your credit card. Plus, you receive a welcome bonus and Auto Rental Collision/Loss Damage Insurance.

 

To apply, click here.

RBC Royal Bank will contact you to confirm the status of your application.

Please visit rbc.com/westjetcard for complete details.

No. The credit cards are available to Canadian residents only.

Yes. Every purchase made with your WestJet RBC MasterCard or WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard will earn WestJet dollars. They are not earned on cash advances (including credit card cheques and balance transfers), interest charges or fees. Credits for returns and adjustments will reduce or cancel the dollars earned by the amounts originally charged.

You will be eligible to start earning as soon as you receive and activate your credit card. Every purchase you make using your WestJet RBC MasterCard or WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard will earn WestJet dollars.

No. Your credit card statement will only provide the number of WestJet dollars earned through use of your WestJet RBC MasterCard during the current statement period. You may obtain your current balance and more info on WestJet dollars earned and redeemed by signing into your WestJet Rewards account.

Yes. You will earn on the full amount paid (including taxes) when you pay for your WestJet or WestJet Vacations purchase with either of the WestJet RBC MasterCard cards. Plus, as a WestJet Rewards member you can add your WestJet Rewards ID to the booking and double dip to earn even more.

Yes. Please ensure that you provide your travel agent with your WestJet RBC MasterCard or WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard number to process payment for your WestJet flight or WestJet Vacations package. Payment must be made directly to WestJet, with WestJet appearing as the merchant on your credit card statement, in order for you to receive WestJet dollars on the transaction.

Yes. WestJet dollars expire after a period of five (5) years. All WestJet dollars earned, but not used in the year that you earned them will be banked in your WestJet dollars account for future use. You can choose to extend the expiration date of your WestJet dollars for one year for a fee of $50-57.50. WestJet dollars awarded in connection with a contest or promotion may have expiry dates that vary from the above. Any such information will be specified as part of the contest or promotion rules.

A WestJet Rewards ID is required to create a WestJet Rewards account. If you do not already have a WestJet Rewards ID, one will be created for you upon approval of your credit card application and you will also be automatically enrolled in WestJet Rewards, giving you the option to also earn WestJet dollars when you fly with WestJet. You can use your WestJet Rewards ID to sign in to your WestJet Rewards account to earn and keep track of your accumulated WestJet dollars. You will also need to use it on our website or provide it when you call us to redeem your WestJet dollars. To earn WestJet dollars when you fly with WestJet, be sure to select WestJet as your loyalty program and input your WestJet Rewards ID in the member number field when booking flights on westjet.com or provide it to us when you call, or ask your travel agent to include your WestJet Rewards ID on your reservation.

Once you've been approved for your WestJet RBC MasterCard or WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard, WestJet will email you a WestJet Rewards ID and temporary password (if you do not already have a WestJet Rewards ID), along with instructions on how to sign in and change your password. Simply enter your WestJet Rewards ID and password here to access your account and view your WestJet dollars balance.

Redeeming WestJet dollars

WestJet dollars can be used like cash to pay for all or part of a published fare of a WestJet-marketed flight or a WestJet Vacations package. WestJet dollars cannot be applied against taxes, fees or charges and can only be used for new bookings. A minimum redemption amount of 50 WestJet dollars applies.

Yes. You can redeem part or all of your WestJet dollars toward any WestJet-marketed flight or any WestJet Vacations package, on any date, with no blackouts or travel restrictions.

No. WestJet dollars can only be used towards the base fare or base package price, before taxes, at the initial time of booking of your WestJet flight or WestJet Vacations package. Taxes, fees and charges must be paid for with a credit card at the time of booking.

Certain flights marketed by WestJet and operated by our partners, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico, are available for redemption through WestJet Rewards. Members may redeem WestJet dollars on any flight marketed by WestJet, including code-share flights operated by American, Delta or Aeromexico. To book a flight to a code-share destination offered by WestJet, visit westjet.com/redeem-rewards or contact us at 1-888-937-8538. Redemptions on hotels and car rentals are not available at this time.

Yes. To ensure security of your WestJet dollars account, a booking made using your WestJet dollars must be made by you and directly with WestJet.

Yes. You are allowed to transfer WestJet dollars of any amount to another account holder for a fee of $50-$57.50 per transfer. The fee must be paid with a credit card at the time of transfer. To request a transfer of WestJet dollars, please contact us by email and an agent will contact you to confirm the details and obtain your payment information (for security reasons, please do not send credit card information by email). Please allow up to four to six weeks for your transfer to be processed.

To book a WestJet flight and redeem your WestJet dollars, you can either book online at westjet.com/redeem-rewards or call us at 1-888-937-8538 (1-888-WESTJET). To book a WestJet Vacations package and redeem your WestJet dollars, call WestJet Vacations at 1-877-737-7001.

No. WestJet dollars may be used on a new reservation only. All changes after the original booking date that result in an amount owing, including fare or fees, must be paid for with another form of payment.

Yes, this is possible but you must call us to redeem. Once your WestJet dollars have been used, your Travel Bank must cover the remaining amount of the total amount due. Some special circumstances may apply. Please contact us at 1-888-937-8538 (1-888-WESTJET) for further assistance.

You can redeem for WestJet flights online at westjet.com/redeem-rewards; however, you cannot redeem for WestJet Vacations packages online. For vacation packages please call 1-877-737-7001.

No. WestJet dollar redemptions can only be processed directly by WestJet or WestJet Vacations.

WestJet dollars are redeemable towards published fares for group bookings with WestJet; however, WestJet dollars cannot be applied towards WestJet Vacations group bookings.

Please contact us at 1-888-937-8538 to change or cancel your reservation. Change or cancellation fees may apply. If you cancel your flight any WestJet dollars redeemed towards that reservation will be returned to your account. The original expiration date associated with those WestJet dollars will continue to apply.

How can I update my email address or other contact information with WestJet?

Having your correct email address is extremely important, as it is our primary means of communicating with you about your account. To update your email address and other contact information, or your communication preferences, please sign into your account and use the Account info section to update your information.

Where can I access my WestJet dollars balance and transactions?

To update your communications preferences, please sign into your account using your 9-digit WestJet Rewards ID and password and visit the Communications page under the Account info section. Please also confirm that the email address listed is correct as all communications will be sent via email.

I currently do not receive account statements and special offers but would like to. How do I request them?

To update your communications preferences, please sign into your account using your 9-digit WestJet Rewards ID and password and visit the Communications page under the Account info section. Please also confirm that the email address listed is correct as all communications will be sent via email.

How can I update my email address or other contact information with WestJet?

Having your correct email address is extremely important, as it is our primary means of communicating with you about your account. To update your email address and other contact information, or your communication preferences, please sign into your account and use the Account info section to update your information.

What is Manage trips?

Manage trips is a feature of your WestJet Rewards account that allows you to view, change and refund the bookings made with your WestJet Rewards ID.

Why can't I see all my bookings?

You will only see bookings created using your WestJet Rewards ID, and only those bookings created through westjet.com. You will not be able to see bookings made through a travel agent or by someone else on your behalf.

Can other guests on my itinerary see the bookings I've made for them?

Your WestJet Rewards ID is limited to your individual use, and we suggest that you do not share your login information with anyone else. If you wish to send itineraries to other travel companions, you will receive an email with guest and itinerary information that you can forward.

Can I view changes that a WestJet agent has made on my behalf?

If the booking was originally made using a WestJet Rewards ID, changes made by a WestJet agent will be visible in the Manage bookings section.

 

How can I change or cancel my WestJet flight online?

To change a booking made with a WestJet Rewards ID, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your WestJet Rewards account with your WestJet Rewards ID or email address and password
  2. Click on Manage your booking or Manage trips from the main menu
  3. Click on the Manage bookings button and select the booking you wish to change

To change a booking made without a WestJet Rewards ID, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to Manage trips
  2. Enter your reservation code and last name. If you do not know your reservation code, you can find it here
  3. Click on the Manage trips button

Please contact us at 1-888-937-8538 to:

  • change a reservation made online within the last 24 hours
  • change or cancel a reservation made over the phone
  • change or cancel a reservation where WestJet dollars were used as a form of payment

Please note: If you booked through a travel agent, third party, or AIR MILES® you must contact them directly for assistance in changing or cancelling your itinerary.

If you would like to change or cancel a WestJet Vacations package, please contact us at 1-877-737-7001.

What are WestJet's regular fare change policies?

Please visit our fares page for our most up-to-date information on fare changes.
For details about our change and cancel fees, please visit our service fees page.

 

What is a WestJet Rewards account?

A WestJet Rewards account provides you with the ability to manage your bookings online, subscribe to email communications and earn WestJet dollars through WestJet Rewards. An account is also required in order to be issued or use WestJet Travel Bank credits. A WestJet Rewards account is either created by you, or by our Service and Sales Centre on your behalf.

How do I sign up?

Select the Join link from the top menu and follow the prompts. You will be asked to enter some basic information about yourself and to choose a password. Upon the successful creation of your account you will be assigned a 9-digit WestJet Rewards ID.

Is my information secure?

The security and privacy of your information is a top priority. We are proud to have a secure system that safeguards all the information stored in your account. WestJet will not use any of the information stored in your account for any business reason other than to assist you with your online bookings and for related account benefits, such as your participation in WestJet Rewards.

 

How do I make a booking using my WestJet Rewards ID?

You will be asked to sign in with a WestJet Rewards ID or email address on the Guest details page when making your reservation. If you decide not to sign in you will still be able to complete your booking, but it will not be connected to your WestJet Rewards account; therefore you will not be able to view this itinerary when signed into your account.

How do I make a booking using my WestJet dollars?

On the Book a flight search tool on the home page of westjet.com, click on the "Book using WestJet dollars" link. You will be taken to the WestJet dollars redemption site where you will be prompted to sign in with your WestJet Rewards ID and password. Alternatively you can visit the site directly at westjet.com.redeem-rewards.

 

How do I change my password?

Sign in to your WestJet Rewards account and select Account info. Then select the Change password link from the sub-menu. You will be asked to enter your old password, new password and then retype your new password. Once you have filled these fields, click on the 'Change password' button. If entered correctly, you'll have successfully changed your password and will receive a confirmation email.

I forgot my password. How can I retrieve it?

Select the Sign in link from the top menu. When you reach the sign-in page, click on the Forgot ID or password link. Enter your email address in the field and click 'Reset password'. You will receive an email requesting that you change your password. Click on the link in the email and complete the change password process.

Why can't I sign into my WestJet Rewards account using my email address?

This option is only available if your email address is linked to a single WestJet Rewards account. If your email address has been used for more than one account (eg. family members sharing a single email address or you have more than one WestJet Rewards ID), you'll need to sign in using your 9-digit WestJet Rewards ID. To enable email address sign-in functionality, sign in to your account with your WestJet Rewards ID and change the email address to one that is unique for your account.

I have more than one WestJet Rewards ID. What should I do?

If you have more than one WestJet Rewards ID, please contact us by email with all of your WestJet Rewards IDs. We will assist by consolidating your information into one account for you. You may not receive an immediate response to this email - don't worry, we'll respond as soon as we can.

Where can I access my WestJet dollars balance and transactions?

You can easily access this information by signing into your WestJet Rewards account using your WestJet Rewards ID or email address and password. If you have subscribed to account updates, you will also receive regular updates by email.

A companion flight issued as a milestone award is an award you will receive when you reach certain qualifying flight spend milestones on WestJet flights flown during your annual qualifying year. At $4,000 in qualifying flight spend you'll receive a companion flight valid for round-trip travel for you and the companion of your choice anywhere WestJet flies within Canada. At $6,000 in qualifying flight spend, you'll receive a companion flight valid for round-trip travel anywhere in WestJet's world (excluding flights operated by partner airlines). Companion flights issued as milestone awards allow you, the member, to take anyone with you on the same itinerary for no additional cost, other than taxes, fees and charges. The base fare for the companion flight will be waived, regardless of the amount. For terms and conditions for companion flights issued as a milestone awards, please click here. If your companion flight was issued prior to October 29, 2014 as part of a Canadian or International Jet-Away, full terms and conditions can be found here.

An annual round-trip companion voucher is part of the welcome bonus and annual renewal award available to new and existing WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard cardholders. This offer allows you, the primary cardholder, to take anyone on a round trip with you, on the same itinerary, for $99, $299 or $399 (depending on the destination chosen and excluding taxes, fees and charges) on any WestJet-marketed and operated flight anywhere in WestJet’s network. Click here to see full terms and conditions.

For $99 (plus taxes, fees and charges) you can redeem your round-trip companion voucher on any WestJet-marketed and operated flight within Canada or to/from the continental U.S.

For $299 (plus taxes, fees and charges) you can redeem your round-trip companion voucher on any WestJet-marketed and operated flight to/from Hawaii, Mexico, Central America or the Caribbean.

For $399 (plus taxes, fees and charges) you can redeem your round-trip companion voucher on any WestJet-marketed and operated flight to/from Europe.

A WestJet-marketed and operated flight is one that has a WS carrier code preceding the flight number and is operated by either WestJet or WestJet Encore.

Companion flights issued as milestone awards have a one-year expiry from date of issue. Companion flights awarded prior to October 29, 2014 as part of a Canadian or International Jet-Away are valid for two years from date of issue. Bookings must be made prior to the expiry date; travel may occur after the expiry date subject to flight schedule availability at the time of booking. Information on the status of vouchers issued to you can be found under Vouchers when you sign into your account.

Annual round-trip companion vouchers issued to the primary cardholder of a WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard are valid for one year from date of issue. Bookings must be made prior to the expiry date; travel may occur after the expiry date subject to flight schedule availability at the time of booking. Information on the status of vouchers issued to you can be found under Vouchers when you sign into your account.

To book a flight using a companion voucher, call us at 1-888-937-8538 (1-888-WESTJET).

If you have earned a voucher, it will be automatically added to your WestJet Rewards account. Please be sure to sign in and review your WestJet Rewards account on a regular basis, so that you're aware of the status of your voucher(s). If you are a WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard cardholder and you receive an annual companion voucher, you may be notified by email 4 to 6 weeks after your first card purchase, or upon card renewal date each year thereafter.

Flight benefits are a set of travel privileges awarded to you as a result of achieving the $4,000 (Silver) or $6,000 (Gold) qualifying flight spend milestones on WestJet flights flown in your qualifying year. Flight benefits vary by tier and may include the waiving of fees for products and services, such as checked baggage and advance seat selection, and access to airport conveniences, such as priority security screening and advance boarding, when travelling on WestJet-marketed and operated flights. Full details, including terms and conditions for use of flight benefits, can be found here.

Once you achieve Silver or Gold, you'll get to keep your flight benefits for the remainder of your qualifying year until the end of your next qualifying year. The ability to keep your Silver or Gold tier and benefits in future years is based on your total qualifying flight spend in the second year and each year following. Exceptions to the validity period may apply when flight benefits are awarded on a promotional basis.

Full details, including terms and conditions for use of the individual benefits, can be found here.

An email was sent on December 1, 2016 to all members who are subscribed to WestJet Rewards account updates.

The updates to tiers and earn rates will come into effect on February 6, 2017.

There will continue to be three tiers - Teal, Silver and Gold – which come with a variety awards and benefits, based on how much you spend on WestJet flights in your individual qualifying year.

With the new tier structure, we're making it simpler to understand how you'll earn WestJet dollars on WestJet flights and vacation packages by directly tying your earn rates to your tier status at time of flight date, rather than how much you've spent to date on WestJet flights in your qualifying year. For example, if you're in the Gold tier as of February 6, 2017, going forward you'll immediately begin earning 5% back in WestJet dollars on any future WestJet flights flown as long as you continue to maintain Gold status. No more resetting to 1% at the beginning of each new qualifying year and laddering up to 3% and 5% as your spend increases. With the new structure, effective on February 6, 2017:

  • Teal members will earn 1% back on future flights flown and 0.5% back on future vacation packages
  • Silver members will earn 3% back on future flights flown and 1% back on future vacation packages
  • Gold members will earn 5% back on future flights flown and 1% back on future vacation packages

 

To maintain your status beyond your initial tier end date, you'll need to continue to fly with us to meet the qualifying flight spend requirement for each tier but as long as you maintain that status, you'll continue to enjoy the earn rates associated to your tier.

The Teal tier is being simplified and the top end reduced to $2,999. The two different spend levels within Teal are being removed and the milestone bonus at $1,500 will no longer be awarded. With a simplified structure for Teal, there will be one set of earn rates on flights and vacation packages for all qualifying flight spend up to $2,999.

The Silver tier will now start at $3,000 in annual qualifying flight spend – $1,000 less than the previous requirement. With this change, it will be easier than ever for members to receive flight benefits such as first checked bag free, lounge passes and advance seat selection.

The Gold tier will continue to start at $6,000, with members enjoying all of the fantastic flight benefits that they do today. And coming soon, members with Gold status will also be able to take advantage of a new priority support number, available exclusively through the WestJet app.

The awarding of companion flights will continue to be directly tied to your qualifying flight spend in any given year and awarded at the same spend thresholds as today. Companion flights are not tied to tier status; you must earn these awards by reaching the specific spend milestone.

  • At $4,000 in qualifying flight spend in your individual qualifying year, you'll receive a Canada-wide companion voucher, valid for travel anywhere we fly in Canada.
  • At $6,000, $10,000 and every $5,000 in qualifying flight spend beyond you'll receive a WestJet-wide companion voucher, valid for travel anywhere we fly in North America, Central America, the Caribbean or Europe.

With the program changes being introduced in 2017, earn rates and flight benefits will always be tied to your tier status at the time of travel. For example, as soon as you achieve Gold status and for as long as you maintain it you’ll enjoy 5% back in WestJet dollars on all future WestJet flights, 1% back on future WestJet Vacation packages and a robust set of flight benefits, such as advance boarding, whenever you fly with us.

Milestone awards will continue to be tied to your qualifying flight spend in any given qualifying year, the same as today. Think of it as a gift for achieving a spend milestone in your qualifying year. The more you fly with us, the more gifts you’ll receive.

If you're a current WestJet Rewards member, you'll be able to see which tier you're in when you sign in to your account at westjet.com or on the WestJet app any time after February 6, 2017. All members will be automatically placed into a tier based on their qualifying flight spend at that point in time. For example, members who are Teal today but have $3,000 in spend as of February 6, 2017 will automatically be placed into Silver. Members subscribed to account updates may also be contacted by email to inform them of their new tier and benefits, as applicable.

Yes, with two exceptions. To show our appreciation to our valued members and transition them into the new earn rate structure, we will be temporarily honouring the higher earn rates on WestJet flights for members enrolled in the program prior to February 6, as follows:

  1. Effective February 6, 2017 and until January 31, 2018 Teal members with qualifying flight spend between $1,500 and $2,999 will receive 3% earn on that portion of spend, which is the earn rate they would have received had the change not occurred.
  2. Effective February 6, 2017 and until January 31, 2018 Silver members with qualifying flight spend between $4,000 and $5,999 will receive 5% earn on that portion of spend for their current qualifying year, which is the earn rate they would have received had the change not occurred. Silver members who requalify for Silver when their qualifying year ends will automatically earn the constant 3% under the new program rules instead of the 1% they would have previously started with had the change not occurred.

Members who enrol any time after changes come into effect on February 6, 2017 will be immediately subject to the earn rates.

Once you achieve Silver or Gold, you’ll enjoy your earn rates and flight benefits for the remainder of your current qualifying year and the entire next qualifying year. Unless of course you achieve a higher tier, in which case you'll enjoy that higher tier's benefits. The ability to keep your Silver or Gold tier and benefits in future years is always based on your total qualifying flight spend in each successive qualifying year.

Actually, you'll be earning more. If you're a Silver member the 5% that you see on the current tier chart is only applicable on the portion of your spend above $4,000. But with the new structure you'll be earning at a constant earn rate on all spend as long you're Silver. Need to see it to believe it? Let's say that you are a Silver member today and have $4,500 in qualifying flight spend. You would earn the following:

Current tier structure

$4,500 in WestJet flight spend

Earn rate

WestJet dollars (WSD)

The first $1,500

1%

15 WSD

Portion between $1,500 and $3,999

3%

75 WSD

Portion over $4,000

5%

25 WSD

 

 

Total 115 WSD

 

 

Avg. earn rate of 2.5%

With the new structure, you’ll always earn 3% back, starting with your first dollar, when you hold Silver status at the time the flights are flown. In this case, three really is better than five.

Under new tier structure

$4,500 in WestJet flight spend

Earn rate

WestJet dollars (WSD)

Full amount of $4,500

3%

135 WSD

 

 

Total 135 WSD

 

 

Constant earn rate of 3%

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